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A Continental silver-gilt mounted ivory tankard
19th century, bearing Amsterdam town mark and maker's mark IK
Slightly tapering cylindrical, on reeded silver-gilt base,the ivory body carved with a frieze of putto as musicians playing various instruments and singing, an acanthus band above, the flat hinged cover chased with a tavern scene, with beaded border, foliage-capped scroll handle and small shell-shaped thumbpiece, marked on cover
5 5/8in. (14.3cm.) high
Almost certainly bought by Beriah Botfield, Esq. (1807-1863), Norton Hall and by whom bequeathed to the Thynne family.
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1942 Inventory, Norton Hall Schedule C, Silver and Plate at Drummonds Bank, Chest 1, '5 in. cylindrical Continental ivory tankard with silver-gilt mounts, the body carved with infant musicians in relief 18.0.0'.
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